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Chester Travel Guide, United Kingdom

Chester, UK - Overview: The most visited city in Great Britain

Chester is an attractive and charming small city in northwestern part of England. This city is situated at the close proximity with the Welsh border. Its unmistakable Roman structure and architecture turns to be one of the unique features of the city. With the impact of modernization and industrialization, Chester has become one of the most visited cities in the Great Britain, speaking in an enticing manner regarding its own existence.


The weather in Chester is quite moderate but very variable. It’s very cold during the winter and the temperature goes to minus during these freezing months of November and December. There is an alternate of clear skies and overcast weather.


The total population of the people living in Chester, as per 2001 census, was 118,210. Of this count, over 70,000 people (65 percent of the population) are a part of its urban area. Again, it has been predicted that the city might see a considerable rise in its population within a single decade.

The City of Chester Band

Chester homes a brass band, which came into being during 1850s. Previously, it was recognized as the Blue Coat Band. However, today their fans call them the ‘The City of Chester Band’. This 3rd section brass band is still popular amongst the masses in the city.


There has been a dramatic growth witnessed by the Chester economy during the early 90s. With the creation of stupendous business investments and 19,000 employment opportunities, this city is literally in the stage of euphoria. The economic competitiveness of Chester plays a leading role in sub regional economy has also increased.


The motorway system of the United Kingdom proves to be one of the best linking factors of Chester with the rest of the kingdom through road transport. At the same time, the city is also linked by railways to the other major cities of England. Manchester International is the nearest airport to Chester, and is at a distance of forty minutes from the motorway. Between Chester and the airport, there are several coach and rail services, which operate.

Getting around the main attractions in Chester is possible with the bus services. However at the same time, the manner in which the city has been compacted, it’s quite possible to explore it on foot.

Thus, for all those who are searching for amazing architectural wonders, museums, cathedrals and charming extravaganza, Chester is the most wanted destination.

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